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karin maguire '17

Kerin Maguire ’17 

Kerin Maguire '17's passion for reading and writing is matched by a deep love of music. Today, this English major, John Montgomery Scholar and songwriter helps shape the music culture on campus, both as a DJ and leader at Dickinson's radio station, WDCV, and through the student-run Multi-Organizational Board, which brings live acts to Dickinson throughout the year. Kerin also recently released an EP on Spotify (under the moniker "Ker"), and she has been organizing a new on-campus music series, the Trellis Concerts. She also took part in an interesting student-faculty summer project.



Clubs and organizations:

Multi-Organizational Board (MOB, executive board), WDCV-FM (executive board) and Feminist Collective.


John Montgomery and Paul Neely Scholarships.

Favorite book:

On the Road by Jack Kerouac.  

Favorite movie:

Frances Ha.

On choosing Dickinson:

I really felt a connection when visiting Dickinson. The people, campus and strong academics were all factors that influenced my decision. At the end of the day, it felt like the best fit for me.  

Favorite place on campus:

The piano practice rooms in Weiss.

Favorite Dining Hall food:

Grilled cheese and tomato soup.

On choosing a major:

I have always loved reading and writing, so the transition to the English major was seamless. I am very happy with my decision. All of my classes and professors have been wonderful and intellectually challenging.

As a kid, I wanted to be …

… a veterinarian, which is quite comical, because I pass out when I see blood.

Little-known talent:

I really like to play and write music. Up until recently, however, it has taken place strictly in my room and shower. 

If I could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, it would be …

… Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen—preferably, all three at the same time. That would be an incredibly overwhelming experience—and in the best way possible.

Student-faculty research:

I helped design and create a web portal on Urbanatural Living

Post-Dickinson plans:

I hope to continue pursuing the things I love. I believe my liberal-arts education will present many exciting opportunities.

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Published June 2, 2015